Hey CT Startups! How Does $180,000,000 Sound?

Through many of our Entrepreneur Profiles, we learn that many entrepreneurs are often frustrated, overwhelmed even, at the thought of how to fund their startup, especially in these tough economic times.

So what is an entrepreneur to do?

A recent special legislative session on job creation for the state of Connecticut resulted in a new set of measures designed to help businesses, most specifically small businesses grow. The $180 million in new funding is targeted to small businesses and will be disbursed over the next 5 years. The state Department of Economic and Community Development has announced the news and will be working with business leaders to get the available funds working in the most constructive ways. 

A schedule of informational events has been organized. The DECD invites all entrepreneurs and small business owners to join, and learn more about how to become a part of the reinvention of Connecticut. The schedule is as follows:

East Hartford (11/09) – Rentschler Field

Danielson (11/14) – Quinnebaug Valley Community College

Torrington (11/16) – UConn

New Britain (11/22) – CCSU Institute of Technology and Business Development

Groton (12/02) – Groton Inn & Suites

New Haven (12/06) – New Haven Lawn Club

Stamford (12/14) – UConn

Danbury (01/12) – Matrix Corporate Center

We will be posting more information on these events as they become closer. Stay tuned to our Event Calendar for the latest news!

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  1. Event: ‘Reinventing Connecticut’ Informational Session (11/09) | Whiteboard - November 8, 2011

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